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NASA celebrates Moon landing with immersive Apollo-era panoramas

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Lunar surface photos taken during Apollo 12 show lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean on the first moonwalk of the mission
Lunar surface photos taken during Apollo 12 show lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean on the first moonwalk of the mission
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 The scene during Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt
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 The scene during Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt
Lunar surface photos taken during Apollo 12 show lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean on the first moonwalk of the mission
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Lunar surface photos taken during Apollo 12 show lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean on the first moonwalk of the mission
Apollo 16 commander Astronaut John W. Young tends to the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first moonwalk of the mission on April 21, 1972
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Apollo 16 commander Astronaut John W. Young tends to the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first moonwalk of the mission on April 21, 1972
Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin uses a scoop to form trench in the lunar soil during the second moonwalk of the mission
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Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin uses a scoop to form trench in the lunar soil during the second moonwalk of the mission
Unknown astronaut on the lunar surface during an Apollo mission
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Unknown astronaut on the lunar surface during an Apollo mission
The panoramas were put together by imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the agency’s 50-year anniversary celebrations of the historic Moon landing missions
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The panoramas were put together by imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the agency’s 50-year anniversary celebrations of the historic Moon landing missions
NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part
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NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part
NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part
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NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part
Only 12 people have ever set foot on the Moon
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Only 12 people have ever set foot on the Moon
The panoramas were put together by imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the agency’s 50-year anniversary celebrations of the historic Moon landing missions
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The panoramas were put together by imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as part of the agency’s 50-year anniversary celebrations of the historic Moon landing missions
NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part
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NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part

Only 12 people have ever set foot on the Moon, so for the rest of us photos and videos will have to suffice. Now NASA has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part.

The panoramas were put together by imagery experts at NASA's Johnson Space Center as part of the agency's 50-year anniversary celebrations of the historic Moon landing missions. As the only geologist to walk on the Moon, Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt then gave the panoramas a tick of approval for the perspective they offer.

"The Valley of Taurus-Littrow on the Moon presents a view that is one of the more spectacular natural scenes in the Solar System," Schmitt said of panorama showing views from his Moon base Station 5 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, seen below.

 The scene during Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt
 The scene during Apollo 17 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt

NASA has also compiled those images into an immersive 360-degree photo, which users can click and spin their way through over at its Facebook page.

Click through to the gallery to see more of these incredible Apollo-era panoramas.

Source: NASA

2 comments
MarcinBuglewicz
Im still surprised how 50 years ago with much worse computing power and Technology they manage to land and return from moon but since then noone ever did that again nor shown legit proof of landing
ZZ
MarcinBuglewicz@ there is legit proof if you do an actual Google search.